DuckTales Season 3, Episode 13 Review
Last week, Disney XD’s amazing reboot of DuckTales up-ended itself with F.O.W.L. being forced into the open. Worse still, they learn that it’s led by a member of Scrooge’s own Board of Directors. That revelation has rocked the Duck Family to its core, and left them a paranoid mess. And when you consider the lengths that Scrooge will go to keep those he loves safe, that’s a recipe for disaster. And nothing but a good time for us.
Scrooge and Beakley lose it
In the aftermath of F.O.W.L.’s return, Mrs. Beakley and Scrooge go into full-blown panic mode and decide to make sure they’re prepared for anything. At McDuck Manor, Beakley trains Webby, Huey, and Dewey to prepare for any attacks. Meanwhile, Scrooge has Louie and Della, the most cunning members of the Duck Family, rest out the Money Bin’s new security system to make sure its thief-proof.
There’s just a few minor problems with their methods: Beakley basically sics Webby on the boys. And when Scrooge gets locked out of the security system, the trio get caught in a series of deadly traps that push them to their limits.
The moral of this episode became obvious to me almost right away. When people spend so much time worrying about everything bad that could happen, they drive each other apart and ensure everyone loses. It happened in Game of Thrones, and it almost happened to the Duck Family.
The Terror of Webby
While both halves of the story were entertaining, I really liked the part that focused on Webby and Beakley putting the boys through training. Webby’s given free rein to catch the boys by surprise so that they’ll learn to keep their guard up. The problem is that Webby’s so good that it leaves them an emotional wreck.
I won’t lie, while watching Webby own the boys was fun, there were moments when her skills genuinely scared me. She managed to do a perfect impersonation of Dewey, right down to his voice patterns and mannerisms! That’s not something people should have to worry about! Thankfully, Webby knew when to draw the line when she saw she was only hurting her friends.
F.O.W.L. Makes its Move
In the end, the Duck Family survives their experiences whilst re-affirming how unbeatable they are together. Which is a good thing, too. While they were letting fear get the best of them, F.O.W.L. got busy stealing all the Missing Mysteries they’ve found.
F.O.W.L. chose to up the ante, but the events of this episode left the Duck Family more united than ever. And they’ll need all their allies on their side to beat F.O.W.L.. As for me, I’m loving how ambitious the show’s gotten since the start of its run. What happens next is sure to be a big adventure.
I Give “Escape from the Impossibin” a 3.5/5
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